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1/14/23 Student lunch debt skyrocketing across country CBS News
5/18/23 Colorado school district praised for ridding of milk cartons in lunchrooms CBS News Colorado
10/10/19 Study: Students Aren’t Getting Enough Time To Eat Lunch CBS Philly
9/12/18 School fundraisers could face new limites under federal rules CBS Sacramento
1/25/21 Minnesota middle school awarded $10,000 grant for new breakfast program CCX Media
12/12/22 Some milks served in schools exceed salt, sugar recommendations Center for Science in the Public Interest
9/19/18 A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests Chalkbeat
10/18/19 Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores, new report finds Chalkbeat
12/21/20 The wait is nearly over: Congress set to provide over $50 billion for public schools ChalkBeat
4/28/21 4 ways Biden’s American Families Plan would matter for schools and children Chalkbeat
6/2/21 NYC schools served 96 million fewer meals to children amid the pandemic, new data show Chalkbeat
8/2/22 Without free school meals for all, many fear lunch debt will return ‘with a vengeance’ Chalkbeat
12/21/22 Summer meals, funding for high-poverty schools: What the federal spending bill means for students Chalkbeat
2/22/23 Most Colorado districts opts into universal meal program Chalkbeat Colorado
12/9/21 Continued federal flexibility sought for school meals Chalkbeat/Colorado
11/8/22 Election results: Tuesday returns favor Colorado Proposition FF, free school meals Chalkbeat/Colorado
12/8/21 SNA president-elect: "The frustration is real" Chalkbeat/Detroit
1/3/22 School nutrition pros on overcoming challenges Chalkbeat/Detroit
8/16/21 Free meals affect students' idea of school Chalkbeat/New York
8/6/21 Schools prioritize safety in classrooms, cafeterias Chalkbeat/Tennessee
1/21/20 USDA tries to relax nutrition guidelines for school meals Chicago Tribune
5/11/20 Madison County Schools delivering four times as many meals to students since March Citizen Times
5/21/19 Can We Stop Kids From Being Shamed Over School Lunch Debt? Civil Eats
9/12/19 What Have the Last 10 Years of School Food Policy Taught Us? Civil Eats
3/7/20 Coronavirus is Closing Schools. Here’s What it Means for Millions of Kids Who Rely on School Meals. Civil Eats
3/28/20 As Rural Schools Close, Some Hungry Kids to Get a Box of Processed Food Civil Eats
1/26/21 The Pandemic Reveals Racial Gaps in School Meal Access Civil Eats
8/23/21 Ag group update State Farm to School policy handbook Civil Eats
2/10/22 USDA official discusses future of school meals Civil Eats
6/15/22 Are expiring school meal waivers a looming catastrophe? Civil Eats
10/6/22 The next chance to improve school meal access is coming up soon Civil Eats
5/31/23 States are fighting to bring back free school meals Civil Eats
4/1/19 April news and updates from CKC Good Food CKC Good Food
2/3/20 CKC News: Remembering Caravan Serai CKC Good Food
10/21/21 Serving school meals becoming difficult nationwide CNBC
3/13/19 New York public schools to have 'Meatless Mondays' starting this fall CNN
9/25/19 A new 'report card' on America's diet: It's not an 'F' but... CNN
12/18/19 This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for 123 students by selling cocoa and cookies CNN
3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN
3/14/20 With coronavirus closing schools, here's how you can help food insecure children CNN
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
4/13/21 Children's healthiest meals of the day come from school cafeterias CNN
9/29/21 USDA sends schools $1.5 billion to relieve student lunch crunch CNN
10/29/21 Schools go to "great lengths" to serve healthy meals CNN
12/5/21 School nutrition pro's decades-old cookbook reprinted CNN
3/9/22 Millions of kids face risk of hunger if Congress doesn't extend pandemic school lunch waivers CNN
6/19/22 Analysis: Summer meal participation could decline CNN
6/24/22 Congress extends pandemic school lunch waivers, though not all kids will benefit CNN
9/10/22 Next stress for many parents: First school lunch bills since 2020 CNN
9/20/20 4 things our nation should do to feed hungry students so they can learn CNN Opinion


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